Accession Number:

ADA242319

Title:

Combat Medals, Streamers, and Campaigns

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

355.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force has participated in seven theaters of war since its origin as part of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1907. Aviation units served in the Mexican Expedition of 1917, in two world wars, and in conflicts in Korea and Southeast Asia. Since World War II, USAF members have also participated in limited military operations around the world, at the direction of the U.S. President. This volume documents the combat service of the USAF and its predecessor organizations, as recognized by the award of combat service medals to individuals and service or campaign streamers to air units. Separate sections feature descriptions and color photos of the medals and streamers concise accounts of each campaign in the theater are illustrated with color maps. An appendix on the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medical describes the USAFs role in international crises and operations, from Lebanon 1958 to Panama 1990.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE